Assistant Professor Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D. is one of 17 recipients of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s 19th Clinical Scientist Development Awards. The awards are designed to allow junior faculty protected time for their clinical research as they establish their own research programs.
Clinical Pathology Operations Manager Kristina Martin, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, is among one of twelve in the 2016 American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Voices Under 40 Spotlight. Awardees are scored by their peers and ranked according to their commitment to the ASCLS, their profession, and their communities early on in their professional careers. Congratulations, Kristina!
I wish to acknowledge and share a great story about our own Dr. Francisco Diaz. Dr. Diaz recently assisted with a complicated homicide case in Saginaw of a young individual who was also a potential multi-organ donor. A law enforcement official initially indicated that a forensic autopsy was required, which almost led the family to rescind consent for donation. Dr. Diaz was called to the rescue. He wrapped up his work at Wayne County and traveled to Saginaw. When he arrived, multiple transplant teams were already present and ready to harvest organs. The organ recovery process began at 11:30 PM and continued until 5 AM, during which Dr. Diaz visualized the recovery of the organs. He also stayed to perform the autopsy. By allowing a forensic autopsy to occur simultaneous with organ harvesting, Dr. Diaz’s heroic actions literally saved five lives by enabling the donations to Gift of Life to proceed. Please join me in thanking Dr. Diaz.
Congratulations to the Department of Pathology's Lee F. Schroeder, MD, PhD for his recent paper in The New England Journal of Medicine, Time for a Model List of Essential Diagnostics. Dr. Schroeder is part of a team working to outline the most critical diagnostic tests. The list will help standardize care, particularly in developing nations where having timely and accurate test results can significantly impact public health.